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Senior Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology (Contract)

Life Edit Therapeutics
Durham, NC
Start date
Jun 3, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bio NC

Job Details

The Role:


We are currently seeking an Associate Scientist with expertise in molecular biology and microbiology to contribute to the advancement of our technology and therapeutic programs. We are searching for individuals who are naturally curious, passionate, skilled, and driven to excel in their roles within our organization.


Here’s What You’ll Do:


  • Collaborate closely with scientists to provide support in executing molecular biology experiments and assays.
  • Perform Gibson cloning and plasmid purification; sequencing analysis is desirable but not required.
  • Manage bacterial strains and conduct electrocompetent cell preparations.
  • Prepare and maintain stocks of microbial growth media, agar plates, and laboratory reagents.
  • Contribute to assay development and various molecular biology experiments as required by the company.
  • Oversee inventory of chemical and laboratory supplies.




  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, or a related field
  • 3-5+ years of laboratory experience, with a focus on molecular biology or microbiology
  • Proficiency in comprehending and adhering to laboratory protocols, standard procedures, and verbal instructions. ELN experience is desirable.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of effectively conveying information in individual and small group settings to stakeholders, clients, and colleagues
  • Aptitude for performing basic laboratory calculations and interpreting data presentations.
  • Proficiency in using fundamental Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel
  • Flow cytometry experience desirable but not required.

Why join Life Edit and the ElevateBio ecosystem?

Life Edit Therapeutics is an integrated subsidiary of ElevateBio, a technology-driven cell and gene therapy company that is accelerating access to the cutting-edge technologies and expertise that can change the future of medicine. Our integrated model combines multiple R&D technology platforms – including Life Edit gene editing – and cGMP manufacturing to power the discovery and development of advanced therapeutics. Our ecosystem is designed to enhance speed, delivery, and probability of success to change patient lives.

Life Edit is an integral part of ElevateBio’s ecosystem of platform technologies and is pioneering focused next-generation gene editing technologies and therapeutics. Located in Durham, NC, members of Life Edit work closely with the ElevateBio Research and Development and BaseCamp manufacturing teams in Waltham, MA. Life Edit is advancing therapeutic programs in collaboration with industry partners while building its own internal pipeline of gene editing therapies. We are looking for a unique individual who can continue to lead the cultural development of Life Edit and build on its momentum as an integral part of the ElevateBio ecosystem.

Our Mission:
To power the creation of life-transforming cell and gene therapies, at a speed the world deserves.

Our Vision:
We seek to be the world’s most indispensable cell and gene therapy technology company, redefining how companies operate, how products are created and how disease is treated.

ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.


Life Edit Therapeutics is an ElevateBio company focused on advancing next-generation gene editing technologies and therapeutics. Life Edit has built a highly innovative platform with one of the world’s largest and most diverse libraries of RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs), base editors, and reverse transcriptase (RT) editors that provide flexible editing and unprecedented access to the genome. The platform allows Life Edit to target any genomic sequence and potentially develop novel human therapeutics for the most challenging genetic diseases by enabling ex vivo engineering for cell therapies and regenerative medicines and in vivo delivery of gene therapies.

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300 Morris Street, Suite 300

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